Wizcraft launches youth icon awards


New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) After organising successful shows like the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards and Amitabh Bachchan's Unforgettable Tour, Wizcraft Entertainment is set to host India Youth Icon awards.

Conceptualised by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. in association with media partner Sahara India Media, the awards will be a platform to honour young individuals for their extraordinary contribution to society. It will be sponsored by Videocon.

"We believe that the youth will take us forward into the next century. It is essential that their icons be those with determination, courage and aspiration. Instituting these awards is a step in that direction. It's an endeavour to identify and honour such commendable individuals," said Sabbas Joseph, director, Wizcraft International.

The nominees for the awards will be decided by a panel of experts from different walks of life. These include IPS officer Kiran Bedi, journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, filmmaker Shyam Benegal, tennis ace Leander Paes, renowned cardiologist Naresh Trehan, actor and social activist Shabana Azmi, singer Usha Uthup and Venugopal Dhoot, chairman of Videocon Industries Limited.

After the nominations are announced, winners will be chosen through online voting. In case of a tie, the nominee with more votes from the advisory board will be given preference.

The first India Youth Icon awards will be presented Sep 25.